Haddock 11-Course Baroque Lute after Hans Frei
Stephen's baroque lute is after an original by Hans Frei (c.1505-1565) that is in a collection at the Warwickshire Museum. Interestingly, the original was adapted during the 18th century from a renaissance lute into a baroque lute with the demand for more strings and a different tuning!
Stephen usually uses the following materials for this lute:
- Back: Sycamore & Cherrywood
- Neck: Cherrywood
- Pegbox: Cherrywood
- Bridge: Plumwood
- Fingerboard: Fruitwood
- Pegs: Boxwood or Fruitwood
- Nut: Bone
- Soundboard: Alpine Spruce
All of Stephen's lutes are made by hand and therefore they may differ slightly from the photos. This lute has a string length of 675mm.